We had a wonderful stay at Raceside Cottage. The cottage itself was warm, clean, tidy and just what we wanted. The rooms were an excellent size and the kitchen was very well equipped for if you want to cook (which we did on an evening after being out all day). There's a large Tesco which is a ten minute drive away from the cottage too which was very convenient. The owner had also left lots of tourist leaflets and books within the cottage which was very useful. We spent most of our time around Coniston, Grizedale forest and Ambleside which had plenty of great walks and bike-rides, which are around 30minutes to an hour away! Overall we had a fantastic stay at the property and would definitely recommend anybody to visit.
This cottage was excellent. The kitchen was better equipped than my own, it had everything and plenty of it. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of information on places to visit as well as board games/books/puzzles in case the weather prevented going outside. The garden was pretty, but more importantly, secure so that we did not have to watch the dog constantly. The location was great for both lakes and beach as well as towns. One of the best places we have stayed in.
A beautiful cottage in a very nice part of the country.
My son and his fianc?e who live in Singapore were visiting the UK in July to attend a friends' wedding in Hawkshead. As a Christmas present, they booked a week long stay at Raceside cottage to enable us to share the week with them and to take our two dogs.
We have been frequent visitors to the Lake District but have never been to the South West corner where the village of Kirksanton is located.
The village of Kirksanton is just that ! a tiny village with no mote than 20 properties including Raceside Cottage where we stayed. The accommodation is in a barn conversion and occupies the whole of the ground floor. We were delighted by the quality of the cottage and impressed by the amount of space in all the rooms, including bathroom.
The property was very clean and well maintained and it was a delight to discover that the owners had provided us with home baked bread, fresh cream muffins, milk and eggs.
Very welcoming after a busy drive. The beds were very comfortable and provided perfect rest and relaxation. The beach is a pleasant 20 minute walk away but can be accessed by car form either of the two neighbouring villages of Silecroft or Haverigg.
There was plenty of dog walking opportunity in the area which was great and everybody who we met, either local people or others on holiday were incredible friendly.
Our one regret that due to the social aspect of the wedding which went on for the whole week, we didn't get to try the highly recommended food at the King Billy pub in the village literally two minutes from the cottage. Good excuse to go back at a later date !
Be prepared to have a techno free week as there is no Wi-Fi in the cottage and mobile phone coverage is patchy, the cottage walls are incredibly thick. ! No bad thing as a stress reliever. If you are desperate there is free Wi-Fi in the coffee shop in Millom - a 10 minute drive away and there is a Tesco there for supplies.
All in all this is a great place, a lovely area and really nice people. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Myself and my husband and children and grandchildren and dogs...... stayed in Raceside cottage in July for one week. I have never stayed in such well equipped cottage accommodation. I had taken pots and pans and ... almost everything that is usually missing from rented accommodation, only for my husband to say, we could have saved a fortune in fuel if you hadn't brought all the equipment that is already here! We cooked for 5 people most nights and it was a joy to stay in and cook (not something that can usually be said for a rental cottage). The garden is beautiful, the bathroom is spacious and shower constantly hot! The master bedroom is lovely and the lounge dining room is very comfortable, spacious and just SO practical. We took our 2 dogs and they settled immediately. Viv and her husband are really lovely people - and whoever baked the cakes that were left for us on our arrival! 10 out of 10! I suppose it depends on what your expectations are, but we just wanted somewhere comfortable, clean, and quiet. And this cottage has it all! A very short drive, or 20 minute walk to the beach - which in itself is so clean and unspoilt! We were there every evening until 10pm - both grandchildren and dogs thought they had died and gone to heaven! Kirksanton is a really quiet place to stay, nothing there really only King Billy pub and pretty village square with nice area/park for little ones. Haverigg and Millom are just 5 minutes away by car, and the caf? in Millom, just over the bridge, serves great snacks, very reasonably priced, with a beautiful garden to sit in. We ate out in the Bear on the Square on Sunday Lunch, and it was a really good meal, and again very reasonably priced, and the staff and locals were so friendly. My only quibble was that in the small bedroom you can hear noises of the owners above you from quite early in the morning, but hey, take ear plugs! We are booked back in to the cottage in August 2015 and the only additional item I will be taking this time is a pack of ear plugs! Bear in mind that we are British and have to moan about something! Don't even think about booking this accommodation - JUST DO IT before it is booked up! We had a lovely time and a wonderful stay in this cottage in Kirksanton! Thanks Viv and hubby - I promise to return your bedsheet in August!